Reporter Emily Baxter has a great job, an
apartment in Manhattan, and a boyfriend she loves. All that changes the
day the red rain falls from a cloudless sky. Just hours after the first
reports from Europe, humanity is on the brink of extinction, wiped from
the face of the earth in a few bloody moments, leaving Emily alone in an
empty city. As she struggles to grasp the reality of her situation,
Emily becomes the final witness to the end of our world... and the birth
of a terrifying new one.
The world she knew and loved is dead
and gone. Now Emily must try to find a way out of New York as the truth
behind the red rain is revealed: the earth no longer belongs to
Cory knows everything about hiding skeletons in the closet. As an
abusive politician’s wife, secrecy is her life. She is forced to put
those skills to the test when a brutal beating lands her in the
hospital, scarring her for life and nearly killing her. Cory is forced
to leave her life behind and go on the run, coming face to face with the
biggest secret she’s ever kept. While she waits for the law to bring
her abusive husband to justice, Cory meets up with a spirit that is
haunting her family’s estate. Who is Kade? What role did he play in the
horrible tragedy that ripped her family apart?
Kade is stuck.
He’s been haunting Porter House estate for over 100 years without any
idea why he’s still here. Kade would do anything to protect Cory, but
what if he’s too late? With a tragic history that won’t rest, Kade
battles his personal demons to bring peace to Porter House for the last
time and protect Cory before the past catches up with them both.
Maury has the power to pull dreams into the waking world, giving the
dreams corporeal form. These dream-people range from seemingly human
figures, to monstrous beasts compelled by the most primal urges. Once
exposed to the real world, the dreams evolve, adapting to their
Maury is gathering dreams for display at Lucidity,
the soon-to-open Museum of Dreams. From a boy named Kevin, he removes
Mr. Freakshow, a nightmare feeding on the trauma of Kevin having
recently witnessed his father's murder.
As Maury falls in love
with a dream-woman named Joy, he realizes how wrong it is to enclose the
dreams. During the Lucidity's Grand Opening, Mr. Freakshow escapes. To
create a diversion, Mr. Freakshow frees the other dreams. The
Nightmares, The Erotic Dreams, The Serenity Dreams--all of the
dreams--invade the city.
Mr. Freakshow knows the rules that govern the dreams: 1. A dream-person achieves immortality by killing its dreamer. 2. If a dreamer dies for any other reason, the embodied dream disappears forever.
first Maury seeks out Mr. Freakshow in order to stop him, only to
realize there is only one way to accomplish this; he must find Kevin
first, killing him before the nightmare has its way.
Kevin will do whatever it takes to be free of his nightmare, once and for all. Maury will do whatever it takes to protect the love of his life. Mr. Freakshow will do whatever it takes to realize his immortality.
Forbidden by law and denounced as an abomination by the church, the Kure has been hidden for centuries . . .
vain thou shall use many medicines, but thou shalt not be kured. And
even though you search for a virgin to lay upon her balm, there is no
healing for you. You multiply your remedies in vain as your cries fill
the earth, and you will stumble, one over the other, and both will fall
down together." - The Book of Eternal Regret
John Tyler, a young
man in his early twenties, awakens to find a ghastly affliction taking
over his body. When the village doctor offers the conventional, and
potentially disfiguring, treatment as the only cure, John tenaciously
convinces the doctor to reveal an alternative remedy--a forbidden ritual
contained within an ancient manuscript called the Kure.
initially rejecting the vile and sinister rite, John realizes, too
late, that the ritual is more than a faded promise scrawled on a page of
crumbling paper. And as cure quickly becomes curse, the demonic text
unleashes a dark power that drives him to consider the unthinkable--a
depraved and wicked act requiring the corruption of an innocent soul.
John must choose between his desperate need to arrest the plague that
is destroying his body, and the virtue of the woman he loves, knowing
the wrong decision could cost him his life.
Zarah Duncan is a Guardian. It’s an elite job that protects humans and
the untainted vampires from the real monsters: those lost to the
bloodlust. Rogues infest the city. Missing humans, unsolved cases…Zarah
knows what the real cause is and she’s been trained since childhood to
But she has a haunting past that catches up one
day. Zarah was Rogue once, and until her, no one else has ever cured
from the poisoned state of mind before. She’s been labeled a miracle,
and the mystery only builds. She gets the awful feeling there’s more to
it than just a lucky magical come-back. There are deep, dark secrets
being kept. Maybe her boss Nathanial knows something? When she gets
paired with a partner, Draven Kinsley, it only adds more difficulty. He
hates her and swears that with a single look, she’ll poison him. To make
matters worse, her Rogue brother has to show up, and he brings with him
a shocking announcement. What Zarah learns from him rocks her entire
world upside down. She not only begins to question who and what she is
anymore, but it can possibly change the Vampire race forever.
scary part: someone else knows too…and they’ll do anything to get her
special blood, spelling disaster for the humans that Guardians have
secretly been protecting for decades.
Vampires, fallen angels,
war, betrayal, and romance fill this Paranormal/Urban Fantasy debut, the
first book to a high-action trilogy.
From the author of Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles comes a
collection of 16 short stories, full of the rich prose and plot twists
that have become Destefano’s trademark. Written to keep you reading all
night long, this combination of short stories and flash fiction contains
a ghost story, a werewolf story, and a science fiction story, as well
as two stories that feature characters from her novels, AFTERLIFE and
FEAST. This collection is approximately 70 pages long.
THE LOST JACK KETCHUM GENRE: HORROR SYNOPSIS It was the summer of 1965. Ray, Tim, and Jennifer were just three teenage frie...
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